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Absolute Exotic
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Barefoot and wearing a grass skirt and a flower wreath I rap and dance to choreography inspired by dances from India, Hawaii and Africa. The song is about what it’s like to be an exotic object because of my ethnic appearance. Backing me up are two young white males, who sing and dance in this music video inspired by the 30’s.

English title Absolute Exotic
Keywords Dance , Music
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:04:31
Language Danish
Color Color
Year 2005
Latest screening Jan 26, 2006
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About the artist

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Born in 1970 in Manila, Philippines. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen’s praxis is based on performance art, also transformed into different materials and media like video, photography, sculpture and installations. Her productions involve the body, scripted texts, songs; composed music as well as intricate visual elements as costumes used as set design. She gathers, adapts, and universalizes her narratives in both a critical and humorous approach in regards to issues such as identity, culture, religion, gender and social relations. Cuenca’s education includes The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, guest tutor at the Academy of Fünen, Denmark, and currently she is an Associate Professor Timebased and Performance Art, University of Bergen, Faculty of Art, Music and Design 50%.